Modeling uninterrupted highway traffic flow using an anisotropic mesoscopic simulation approach

Yi Chang Chiu, Liang Zhou, H. Michael Zhang

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Abstract

This paper proposes an Anisotropic Mesoscopic Traffic Simulation (AMTS) model that is shown to exhibit distinct advantages in modelling traffic flow dynamics. The AMTS model explicitly represents individual vehicles, but assigns only macroscopic movement characteristics to them. This paradigm is of particular advantages when used in the simulation-based Dynamic Traffic Assignment (DTA) systems that have been under active developments in the last decade. This paper discusses basic traffic properties and the AMTS model, and demonstrates its capability through numerical analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputing in Civil Engineering - Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference
EditorsL. Soibelman, F. Pena-Mora
Pages713-724
Number of pages12
StatePublished - Oct 31 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event2005 ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: Jul 12 2005Jul 15 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2005 ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering

Other

Other2005 ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering
CountryMexico
CityCancun
Period7/12/057/15/05

Keywords

  • Anisotropic
  • Dynamic traffic assignment
  • Mesoscopic
  • Vehicular traffic simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Chiu, Y. C., Zhou, L., & Zhang, H. M. (2005). Modeling uninterrupted highway traffic flow using an anisotropic mesoscopic simulation approach. In L. Soibelman, & F. Pena-Mora (Eds.), Computing in Civil Engineering - Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference (pp. 713-724). (Proceedings of the 2005 ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering).